Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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Hmm, a New York Times reviewer said about this book, that it has "the stretch of an epic but not the impact of one". And I think I have to agree. It was a long novel, but somehow it was lacking in the oomph that a 700-something-page novel s...

I found my hostel easily. So I dropped off my bags, and repacked. Once I had my day bag ready, I went out and explored for the rest of the afternoon. I have been to Mexico City before, when I spent a week in 2011, but there are still areas of the cit...

A few weekends ago, we went deep in east Berlin to go to the Gärten der Welt, because there was the Cherry Blossom Festival. We didn't really do our homework, so we didn't realise that there were several other events going on that day in the...

After spending two nights in Taxco, it was time to move on. I was heading to Mexico City, and spending three nights there. So after taking a shower, I quickly packed my bag and headed to the bus station in Taxco, and I bought a ticket for the next bu...

Headhunting Ego Boost

on May 14, 2018 in: personal

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by a recruiter, who told me that their company was looking for someone with a profile like mine in order to fill a newly-created position. I looked at the job description, and while I am currently not looking f...

While I was staying in Taxco, I took a day trip to Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park. There is a bus that links Taxco with the park which runs relatively frequently, so one morning, after breakfast, I bought a ticket and ventured out. More...

This year, I found a new project to execute: I decided to start walking the 416-kilometre-long 66-Seen Wanderung "66 Lakes Trail", which encircles Berlin, and goes through the various natural scenery of Brandenburg. Of course, as the name i...